Decided to go with the pattern from the original lacing, and it turned out pretty well I think, for a first timer. Here they are ready for a first coat of varnish. I’m looking forward to seeing the final product, which should look pretty similar to the original shoes. Thanks for your support, and the great lacing material. Very pleased with this choice after considering a couple of other options.
HAPPY FEET! - Thanks Matt R
From Pete, Made good use of a week long plant shut down in the BWCA. Solo winter trip
42-year-old Country Ways snowshoes used every Vermont winter and still going strong.
I ordered green mountain bear paws. Jim at Beaver Creek recommended you. He said you were top notch. I already have Ojibwa, made with Jim. No classes are being held. I'm excited to have an option for various trails or none, condition of snow, terrain.
The snowshoes were in perfect condition and look absolutely amazing. I'll be sure to tell whoever asks that they are hand-made by elves. Thank you so much, and thank those elves for helping.
MibSAR KIT: Team MibSAR would like to thank one of its long-time corporate partners — Country Ways of Minneapolis, Minnesota — for its continued support of our efforts to reunite the missing with their loved ones! Thanks for the assistance in acquiring two more pair of your high-float 12”-by-60” Alaskan snowshoes! Your Alaskan and Cree shoes have become indispensable on our remote, long-range, dead-of-winter SAR operations in the Great Lakes region as well as up along the Arctic Ocean. Thank You! Check out Country Ways' handmade-in-the-USA product line at www.snowshoe.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/
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I thought I’d share some photos of my finished Huron snowshoe kit. I’m sure you see hundreds of these photos, so they may not be anything new for you. But, for the first time tackling a snowshoe project, I believe they came out functional and rather nice. And if they don’t work out,.. well, they will look nice on the wall. After I give them a month or so of curing time, I’ll get to try them out in Rocky Mountain National Park in January.
PS – I made the little silhouette black appliques using a digital cutting machine and black vinyl adhesive-backed material.